Saturday, September 22, 2012

Yummy Candle Treats: Fun Food Inspired Candles - Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie Candle
This candle is a lot easier than you think.  The wax pie crust and pecans can be purchased from Candle Kitchen.  You assemble the pie and top it off with some gel wax to make a candle so realistic you’ll have to make sure no one cuts a slice to eat. 

Supplies needed:

Double boiler

Candle thermometer
Wooden spoon
Wax pecans
9” Wax pie crust and tin
Gel wax (to fill 9” pan)
5 Candle wicks – zinc core
Pecan pie fragrance (if desired)
Candle dye – honey
Prep your work area, laying down newspapers to protect surfaces.  First trim your wick to the height of your container plus 1 inch.  Use wax glue to secure the wick in each wick hole in the bottom of the pie crust.  Place the crust in the tin.

Melt the gel wax in a melting pan over gentle heat to 195-210° F.  Add a tiny amount of honey liquid candle dye.  A little goes a long way, so you may want to dip a toothpick in the dye and swirl the toothpick in the wax.  Too much dye will cause the wax to be more opaque and less transparent.  Add ½ ounce of fragrance per pound of gel wax. 

Carefully pour your wax into the pie crust about ¾ full.  Allow the gel wax to cool.  Place a layer of pecans on the cooled candle side by side.  Then add a second layer of pecans in a manner that resembles a real pie.  Layering will give the candle a more realistic look even as you burn it.
Pour the remaining wax over the pecans.  This will secure the pecans into place, so be thorough.  Allow the wax to set and cool.  Trim the wick and enjoy!

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  1. That's really cute! I didn't realize you could buy pre-made wax embeds, what a great idea!

  2. Cool candle! It looks just like a real pecan pie. Thanks for the tutorial!


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